It’s official: the Rolling Stones are not headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, contrary to speculation.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and Wu-Tang Clan will headline the festival, slated for April 12-14 and April 19-21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
It was rumored that the Stones would be at the festival when an April “Coachella 2013” tour stop was listed on the band’s mobile app in December.
The date was later taken down.
Organizers also posted a photo of a round object on a field, which was rumored to be a hint that the Stones would be playing. Shortly after the festival’s lineup was announced, organizers indicated it was a polo ball in the photo.
Frontman Mick Jagger also said in published reports that the band wasn’t playing at the festival.
Other scheduled performers include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lou Reed, Vampire Weekend, Social Distortion, Postal Service and Jurassic 5, along with Hot Chip, which headlined Coachella’s first cruises last month.
Passes, which are valid for an entire weekend, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday Jan. 29.
More than 158,000 people attended the 2012 festival, which was held on two weekends for the second straight year.
The headliners were the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
Camping, parking and shuttle passes and travel packages are available.
Information about the festival is available at www.coachella.com.